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Customer Travel Tips for Nelson

79% Avg. city rating Rated by 93 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 78%

Chilling out / relaxing 89%

Getting around / public transport 73%

Sightseeing 78%

Culture 78%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 81%

Customer Travel Tips for Nelson

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76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Abel Tasman national park

Liked: The weather was nice and the sights were beautiful. Easy to get to Abel Tasman national park.

Disliked: No

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


30 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Either go with no plans or do lots of research and have everything sorted!

Liked: Friendly.

Disliked: No direct connection by city bus to/from the airport.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Try Hell, if you haven't already!

Liked: Lovely little town, good place to set a base for exploring Abel Tasman or Queen Charlotte sound.

Disliked: No

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


04 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: centre New Zealand is a nice spot.

Liked: nice place to stay then explore golden bay.

Disliked: nothing

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


01 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: make sure you do AT LEAST a day hike in Abel Tasman National Park

Liked: Great isite, very helpful with booking Abel Tasman.

Disliked: It rained alot, but not much you can do about that!

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


06 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: abel tasman one day

Liked: awesome visit it and abel tasman np

Disliked: nope

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


18 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be sure to allow several days to really savor the city.

Liked: Nelson is a lovely small city with lots to offer for visitors and residents. The market on Saturday was awesome!

Disliked: No

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


17 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the centre of nz

Liked: Good weather and walks

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


10 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: n/a

Liked: Average as no option to put n/a. This was a stop over only on route to picton for the ferry.

Disliked: n/a

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


07 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Sun cream, you kind of forget about applying it wandering round. Also Pengino ice cream was the dogs bollacks.

Liked: Great little city. Only spent one day in and out of the galleries and that was probably enough. Some nice bars to spend the afternoon in.

Disliked: Went to the World of Wearable art as I used it as inspiration during my degree. Was disappointed with how small it was for the price. It was also my main reason to travel to Nelson.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Hire a car to see more stuff

Liked: Lovely town with so much great stuff to do nearby

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


28 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Don't know

Liked: Everything

Disliked: N/A

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


25 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Plan to go to Abel Tasman

Liked: Weather

Disliked: Quiet in the evening

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


12 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Center of nz

Liked: Big City

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


02 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at Paradiso. Rent a bike.

Liked: This is a really pretty place for a bit of a calm break during your travels without feelingvlike you arecut off. There are a few sites to see, free city wifi and lots of shops and bars. There's also a lovely beach with a cheap shuttle bus available from some hostels.

Disliked: No.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: A good place to come for a few days or for longer if you want a break from traveling.

Liked: There were a lot of things to do for free/cheap and the shopping was good. Pretty much everywhere was having a huge sale so I got a lot of things for cheap. Cars actually stop for you at the crosswalks, which I'm not used to. Lots of good local beers.

Disliked: No, everything was pretty nice.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


13 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Ask hostel staff for advice :)

Liked: Friendly city, nice cafés and shopping, didn't have time to explore longer!

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


05 Apr 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Not much

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Expensive supermarket and nothing interesting

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


01 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Find accommodation other than hostels as they are expensive

Liked: Beautiful, lovely weather, nice people

Disliked: Nightlife

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: try to go 'Abel Tasman national park' to tracking, kayaking or just watching the great views

Liked: pretty big town, easy to make friends and buy some things

Disliked: not really

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79% Avg. city rating Rated by 93 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 78%

Chilling out / relaxing 89%

Getting around / public transport 73%

Sightseeing 78%

Culture 78%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 81%

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